House LGBT Caucus Calls on Senate to Reject Tom Price Nomination

Jan 23, 2017
Press Release

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Date: January 19, 2017         Contact:  Roddy Flynn, (202) 226-7572

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

House LGBT Caucus Calls on Senate to Reject Tom Price Nomination

Washington D.C. -- The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus called on the Senate to reject Rep. Tom Price’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

"Rep. Price's nomination would spell disaster for LGBT Americans,” said LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01). “The Affordable Care Act contains critical protections for LGBT Americans which ensure that they do not face discrimination when accessing health care. Rep. Price would dismantle those protections and jeopardize the LGBT community’s ability to access the health care system.”

During his time in the House of Representatives, Rep. Price voted against hate crimes protections for LGBT Americans, cosponsored the discriminatory First Amendment Defense Act, and opposed federal guidelines protecting transgender students. Rep. Price is also a member of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which supports conversion therapy and calls transgender people a pathology. Rep. Price has repeatedly called for the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. As Secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Price would be responsible for ensuring that all Americans, including LGBT Americans, are able to access the health care system without discrimination.

Please contact Roddy Flynn at 202-257-8416 or roddy.flynn@mail.house.gov with press inquiries.

The mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The bi-partisan LGBT Equality Caucus is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world. By serving as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues, the Caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and wellbeing for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

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